Here we go:
I tried to back this disc up with the new beta version just released. I keep having the same problems. Here is what Anydvd's new dialog box says about the disc:
Summary for drive M:
Drive (Hardware) Region: 1
Media is a Data DVD.
Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
Video DVD (or CD) label: OLDBOY_DISC1
Media is not CSS protected.
Media is locked to region(s): 3!
RCE protection not found.
Found & removed wrong DVD structure!
Structural copy protection not found.
Autorun not found on Video DVD.
Bad sector protection not found.
When CloneDVD2 is started, I get the same gree lettered message on the preview window ("unexpected error, please make sure that all the input files are available and that they represent a properly mastered dvd")
If I continue as if the warning didn't exist, CloneDVD2 goes ahead and tries to compress the file, BUT in the process it cannot tell me how much compression is being applied (the green bar is at 100% in the first screen, which is incorrect since it is a dvd 9, the second screen, where the audio options are selected/deselected the green bar is at 0%). In the final screen, the graphic bitrate compression window shows no compression is being applied (dark brown) even though it is impossible since the files cannot fit on a dvd 5.
The only difference right now is that when CloneDVD2 begins to do its compression, this time it actually begins from the beginning of the movie, as opposed to the starting to encode from the 3rd minute like before. After it gets done, if you check the C:\CloneDVD Temp file you will find that you only have 1 huge VTS_01.vob, 2 .bup files, and 2 ifo files. You don't have several .vob files about 1 gigabyte in size like you should.
Needless to say, if you try to play these copied files with a software player before you burn them youget the same problem, audio is there, but the video is just a greyish screen.
OLLI: if you're reading this, is there anything we can do to help you guys work around the Alpha-DVD form of copy protection developed by Settec?
Are you guys planning at some point to tackle this, or would you need to get an IFO file or something? If possible, please let me know if you guys are at least aware of this little gremlin. Thanks!